Policy

This section deals with various policy guidelines around the telecom industry, regulations, government and TRAI directives, new telecom policy, spectrum auction procedures and guidelines.

Govt. Allows Private FM Channels To Use All India Radio News

Govt. Allows Private FM Channels To Use All India Radio News

January 8, 2019 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

The Government of India, in a historic move, has allowed private FM channels to use and carry All India Radio News for their broadcasting. The service will be offered free of cost on a trial basis till 31st May, 2019. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information & BroadcastingRead More

TRAI Announces Guidelines For Spectrum Auction Worth Rs 5Lakh

TRAI Announces Guidelines For Spectrum Auction Worth Rs 5Lakh

August 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Telecom regulator TRAI on Wednesday came out with advisory for the next set up spectrum auction. The dates of the auction, however, are not announced. The spectrum bands that would go up for sale includes 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz andRead More

TRAI Asks Telcos To Check Reasons Of Call Delay In LTE Circles

TRAI Asks Telcos To Check Reasons Of Call Delay In LTE Circles

August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Sector regulator TRAI has asked telecom operators to conduct tests to find out which LTE service areas face a call delay problem. The regulator has noticed that customers are experience delay in call set up in those areas where LTE network has been rolled out but VoLTE services are not.Read More

TRAI Penalises Telcos With Rs 80 Cr In 3 Months For QoS Issues

TRAI Penalises Telcos With Rs 80 Cr In 3 Months For QoS Issues

July 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

Sector regulator TRAI has placed a penalty of Rs 80 crore on various telecom operators for failing to provide optimum quality of services. Service providers of all sort – cellular, fixed line broadband – have been penalized by the regulator. Interestingly this penalty amount is for the operators’ service failureRead More

How To Make Telecom Services Usable By Persons With Disabilities

How To Make Telecom Services Usable By Persons With Disabilities

July 10, 2018 at 9:23 am 0 comments

Differently-abled people or persons with disabilities have to go through many hardships in their lives. While life has never been easy for them, technology has played a vital role in somehow making their lives bit easier. While communication services have become too pervasive and ubiquitous, persons with disabilities (PwDs) stillRead More

New Telecom Policy Will Have Far-reaching Impact : Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder, Parallel Wireless

New Telecom Policy Will Have Far-reaching Impact : Rajesh Mishra, Co-Founder, Parallel Wireless

May 8, 2018 at 10:46 am 0 comments

The recently released draft of the new telecom policy is generating quite a buzz already. Not without a reason! The ambitious Draft National Digital Communications Policy 2018 endeavors to generate 40 lakh new jobs by 2022, draw $100 billion foreign funds into the telecom sector and provide broadband speeds ofRead More

New Telecom Policy Is Clearly What India Needed : COAI DG Rajan Mathews

New Telecom Policy Is Clearly What India Needed : COAI DG Rajan Mathews

May 3, 2018 at 9:07 am 0 comments

The department of telecom on 1 May brought out the new telecom policy for India. The policy, named as National Digital Communications Policy 2018, is currently at a ‘draft’ stage and sought feedback and comments from industry stakeholders. COAI or Cellular operators’ association of India plays a big role inRead More

COAI Slams TRAI On Telecom Tariff Order, Asks Govt To Intervene

COAI Slams TRAI On Telecom Tariff Order, Asks Govt To Intervene

February 21, 2018 at 9:04 am 0 comments

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Tuesday slammed sector regulator TRAI over its recent telecom tariff order policy. In a scathing letter addressed to the media, the operators’ association has said the new regulation ‘deals a near fatal body blow to the industry’. “The industry, which was alreadyRead More

5G Roadmap By June 2018: DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

5G Roadmap By June 2018: DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan

February 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

As countries around the globe are rallying around 5G, India will not be too far and the country is set to have its 5G roadmap by June this year, Aruna Sundararajan, Chairperson, Telecom Commission & Secretary (T) said at anĀ  ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. The DoT hasRead More

TRAI Releases Consultation Paper On Spectrum Allocation For Radio Trunking Service

TRAI Releases Consultation Paper On Spectrum Allocation For Radio Trunking Service

February 9, 2018 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

Sector regulator TRAi on Friday released a consultation paper on method of allocation of spectrum for public mobile radio trunking service or PMRTS including auction as a transparent mechanism. In July 2017 Department of telecom or DoT had requested TRAI to offer recommendation on how to allocation spectrum for radioRead More